We asked. You answered. RCD Packaging invited leaders in the packaging industry to come together for an innovation workshop designed to solve our industry's biggest problem: massive waste and ocean debris.
THE RFF INNOVATION WORKSHOP is an unprecedented approach to bring an industry together and support a collaborative effort towards positive change.
FEBRUARY 20 - JUNE 8, 2020
We will collaborate, ideate and co-create on a web-based, interactive innovation platform, with the focus to generate new ideas and solutions for zero-waste in Flexible Film packaging.
THE BIG PICTURE
Right now, the packaging industry is optimized for petroleum plastics with little progress
towards sustainable solutions. There are several unseen industry dynamics stifling innovation such as wide-spread misinformation, siloed operations, and business-as-usual risk mitigation. To move through these blocks we are bringing together brilliant minds to drive innovation in the right direction.
We have invited thought-leaders from across the packaging value chain (brands, distributors, retailers, NGOs, material managers) to share unique perspectives and generate new ideas through this interactive design-thinking workshop series. This is a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with industry experts and shape the future of packaging on our planet.
OUR BIG WHY
RCD Packaging and participants are coming together to break through barriers to innovation, become a catalyst for change, and make sustainable packaging the norm.
WE ARE THE CHANGE AGENTS
Within our industry, we have many creative minds with innovative intelligence to make an exponential change in the next 5 years.
Each of us is a change agent. We are each responsible for the future of this planet. In this unprecedented collaborative event, we have the opportunity to be a seed crystal of change for the rest of our industry, and the world.
NEW EVENT FORMAT &
DESIGN THINKING APPROACH
It is a simple, yet powerful idea. Ongoing collaboration creates a potent idea pipeline, bringing great solutions to the market faster. The more knowledge applied to each project, the better the result. With that in mind, three unique building blocks were used to produce this event and provide participants with a dynamic and optimal environment.
EVENT TIMING FEB - MAY 2020
This RFF Innovation Workshop: One Part Workshop, One Part Incubation
February 20, 9:30 am -11 am PST --- Kick-Off Webinar
Define Target Objective, Review Roadmap and Collaboration Technology Platform
March 19, 9:30 am -11 am PST --- Define Webinar
Brainstorm Problem Set, Review Industry Fundamentals
April 15, 9:30 am -11 am PST --- Discover Webinar
Brainstorm Solution Set, Review Solution Strategies
May 14, 15, 9 am - 5 pm PST --- 2-Day In-Person Ideation Session in San Francisco
Deep Dive Ideation & Solution Selection
May 16 - Nov 16 --- 6 Months Following the 2-day In-Person Ideation Session
Participants will select 3 ideas to move into the incubation phase
Three Incubation Teams Will Be Created
Participants have the opportunity to join an incubation team to push forward our group’s leading ideas
The Incubation Teams Have 6 Months to Develop Ideas
Work begins with our industry partners to help push these ideas towards commercialization
THE INDUSTRY OUTCOME
We need to evolve, and we need to evolve fast. We are bringing together brilliant minds to establish a foundation of knowledge to build from, and generate new ideas. During the event, we will optimize on the fly, form a consolidated viewpoint towards our goal, and ask that we stay bonded in our unified goal to produce the best zero waste solutions we can.
Our work within this innovation workshop will help our industry
start moving in the right direction. To get to a zero-waste future,
the answer lies in both material technology and infrastructure innovation.
What are we going to do?
Introduce two (or more) new actionable technology concepts that are film based.
Create one (or more) new idea that is systems-based.
Each of us holds an important perspective and scope of knowledge that when brought together creates a unique space for breakthrough ideation. We are asking each participant to bring in their expertise and zone of genius to help fix our industry’s waste problem.
And this is just the beginning.
We will uncover the industry's underlying mechanics, and where the levers are, so we move in the right direction and continue to move the dial with our waste problem. RCD will provide ongoing dialogue and documentation to the participants and document the findings for industry-wide distribution.
THANKS TO ALL
INNOVATION WORKSHOP: RCD & OSC2 PARTNERSHIP
This event is in partnership with OSC2. OSC2 and RCD share one passion: To leave earth and humanity in better condition than when they found it. OSC2 has been a long time force in inspiring natural product leaders to work in innovative and collaborative ways toward positive change. Together RCD and OSC2 join together to remove petroleum-based plastic from landfills, oceans, and the planet. OSC2 has already done tremendous work supporting the development of compostable and renewable flexible film structures for food products. Thank you to OSC2 for continuing the mission.
THANK YOU, PARTICIPANTS!
The Redesigning Flexible Film Innovation Workshop is the brainchild of Reyna Bryan, the Founder of RCD Packaging. From early childhood on, Reyna has known she wanted to dedicate her life to saving the planet. Through this workshop is the thread of Reyna's goal to push sustainability and to create an army of packaging superheroes that can continue the efforts to reach a zero-waste planet. And so it begins...
The crisis of single-use plastic waste is well understood. Every day more data comes out showing the unfathomable amount of plastic disposed of, and the devastation caused by much of this material ending up in our oceans and ecosystems.
This crisis all boils down to insufficient design. The majority of the materials used today were not designed with the end in mind. Our industry knows that it is time to level up our materials and our material management infrastructure.
The RFF workshop is an opportunity for our small section of the CPG industry to serve as an example and inspire a domino effect of positive change. On behalf of RCD and Reyna Bryan, OCS2, and all sponsors and partners, thank you to all our participants.
Our success depends on the participation of industry leaders and our peers. We had an overwhelming response when developing the event. The amount of passion and dedication in those involved is not unnoticed. It is our hope that we can unite in our efforts and continue to build upon this committee of delegates.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Having some of the most talented names on the Board has been key to our success in launching this flagship event. Thank you for these industry leaders for their collaboration and ongoing support.